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News The 2021 BMW iX3 Completes The BMW X3 Family of SUVs

The 2021 BMW iX3 Completes The BMW X3 Family of SUVs

New electric BMW SUV could one day come to North America

  • This is the first fully-electric BMW vehicle.

  • The 80 kWh battery will deliver a WLTP 460 km of range.

  • The 5th generation eDrive electric motor produces 286 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque.

BMW’s not been quiet about its intentions to launch a series of electrified vehicles in the near future. The first to arrive is the iX3 SUV and has just been revealed and will go on sale first in China.

The BMW iX3 is heavily based on the current and popular X3, and looks nearly identical to the concept vehicle that was introduced almost two and a half years ago. BMW had announced in the past that the iX3 would be powered by a single eDrive electric motor mounted on the rear axle. Its output is rated at 286 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque which is enough to launch the SUV from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.8 seconds, or 0.4 seconds longer than the BMW X3 30i.

2021 BMW iX3
2021 BMW iX3 | Photo: BMW

The battery is an 80 kWh unit that is rated to deliver up to 460 km or 285 miles of range according to the new WLTP cycle. The BMW iX3’s charging capacity is up to 150 kW at DC fast-charging stations. This means that only 34 minutes are required for a 0 to 80% state of charge. Every subsequent 10-minute charge adds 100 kilometres (62 miles) of range (WLTP).

2021 BMW iX3
2021 BMW iX3 | Photo: BMW

The new BMW iX3 is built at the Shenyang manufacturing facility in China and will be exported to other countries. For the moment, there are no plans for its introduction in North America.

However, with the Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback, the Tesla Model Y and even to a certain extent the Fisker Ocean, there’s definitely room for the iX3.

2021 BMW iX3 | Photo: BMW

2021 BMW iX3 | Photo: BMW

2021 BMW iX3 | Photo: BMW

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Matt St-Pierre
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